Author: Raya Quttaineh

Fireworks sold now until January 1st in North Dakota

Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using fireworks

HORACE, N.D. — Fireworks can be sold to North Dakotans today through January 1st. Non-North Dakota residents can buy fireworks in North Dakota any time of the year. Those living in West Fargo are allowed to light fireworks within city limits on New Year’s Eve from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on January 1st. If you are planning on taking…

Community pulls together to help local family undergoing tough circumstances

Margaret MacVicar and Richard Dagostino will be evicted from their trailer home on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for one Fargo couple, this holiday season has been far from it. “My take on it was just, ‘Hurry up and be over.’ I didn’t want the holidays to come. Didn’t want to deal with the holidays. It was just too much to deal with. I…

Local Businesses React to Raising Federal Tobacco-Buying Age

President Trump recently signed a spending package that, among other things, raises the federal legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21

FARGO, N.D. & MOORHEAD, Minn. — Walk into almost any convenience store or gas station, and you’ll see multiple shelves and display cases packed with cigarettes, vaping devices, and other forms of tobacco products. The National Association of Convenience Stores says 34 percent of all in-store purchases are attributed to tobacco. But beginning in the summer, these numbers may change….

Several Area Restaurants Open On Christmas

If you want to enjoy your Christmas dinner outside of the house, you're in luck

FARGO, N.D. & Moorhead, Minn. —┬áSeveral restaurants across Fargo-Moorhead will be open for the Christmas holiday. Some, including The Gallery Restaurant, Level 2 Eats & Drinks and Marlin’s Family Restaurant in Fargo are serving traditional Christmas dinners. Urban 42 at the Delta by Marriott Fargo will also be open. The kitchen and bar is sticking with its normal menu for…

How To Be “Fire Smart” This Holiday Season

If not managed properly, holiday decorations can quickly become dangerous

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Lights, candles and Christmas trees begin to fill the homes of many, as the holiday quickly approaches. But with the beauty and cheer of holiday decorations comes an often forgotten concern: the added risk of a house fire. “I think that we’re all kind of aware of…

West Fargo Public Library Hosts Annual Mitten Tree Drive

The tree is a way to support children in need this holiday season

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Library is spreading some warm holiday cheer to kids in need this winter. The library is hosting its annual Mitten Tree drive. Community members can stop by and donate winter gear to support kids whose families can’t afford to buy their own. They’re accepting any new or like-new children’s gloves, mittens, hats and…

Flu Season Off to Unusual Start

Season kicking off with Influenza B rather than typical A-strain

FARGO, N.D. — The CDC estimates that at least 1,300 people nationwide have died from the flu this year. While this number doesn’t surprise one North Dakota epidemiologist, the type of flu affecting people in our region does. “It is a little unusual, if you look back at prior seasons, the A-string is predominant early in the season, and then…

Hornbacher’s and Cloverdale Donate Hams to Local Organizations

The hams are given to 3 local nonprofits for people in need this holiday season

FARGO, N.D. — Hornbacher’s is teaming up with Cloverdale Foods to provide more than $20,000 worth of hams to local nonprofits. They are going to the Emergency Food Shelter, Dorothy Day Food Pantry, and The Salvation Army in Fargo. The Salvation Army is receiving more than 400 hams, which will be included in their free Christmas food boxes, given to…

Red River Valley Hosts 25th Annual Cops and Kids Shopping Event

The event is a collaboration between local law enforcement agencies to make the holidays brighter for kids in need

FARGO, N.D. — For most 11-year-old’s, a 200 dollar shopping spree at Walmart would probably mean a lot of video games, toys and candy. But for James Hedine, it’s a chance to give back to those who mean the most to him. “I thought maybe instead of doing stuff for myself and just getting a whole bunch of stuff for…

Pediatric Partners Hosts Annual “Pajama Party with Santa Claus”

The event is targeted toward kids with developmental delays

FARGO, N.D. — The Early Intervention team at Pediatric Partners wants to make sure all kids can participate in the full holiday experience. The group is hosting its annual “Pajama Party with Santa Claus” for kids with developmental delays and who are a part of the organization’s Early Intervention program. The event is complete with kid-friendly activities like a sensory…